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African theme-Lake view/spacious/near pool/Disney/Univ/Golf/SeaWorld-Vista Cay

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,097 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Quoted as one of the best condos on the resort. Also awarded the 'excellent' rating.

Spacious Master Bedroom

- Plush King-sized bed with dual side tables and lamps

- 37' flat panel cable HDTV and DVD that sits atop a matching full length dresser

- Enjoy the view of the lake and fireworks from your bedroom or step out onto the oversized lanai/balcony through the adjoining living room

Guest Bedroom Highlights

- Second Junior Master also has a King-sized bed

- Guest Bedroom has two Full-Sized beds

- Den has one Queen Sized Sofa bed

- All the bedrooms have a clock/radio/alarm/mp3, full length mirror and closet space

- These rooms also feature a 37' flat panel, cable, HDTV and DVD

- All beds (Master and other rooms) are outfitted with the finest linens and fabrics. Extra sheets provided as well

Master Bathroom

- Large, spacious and private

- Full-size stand up shower (glass enclosed) adjacent to a full size tub

- Huge double vanity and separate toilet area

Guest Bathroom

- Has a similar setting as the Master Bathroom but with a combination tub/shower and single vanity

Living Room Highlights

- Large Living and entertaining areas offer a sumptuous seating area plus contemporary furnishings

- Blue Ray DVD on the 50' Plasma TV - priceless family entertainment

- A stereo system is added for your further enjoyment

Dining Room Highlights

- Beautiful 6-seater table with leather chairs that adds to the prestige of your vacation

Laundry Room

- The Laundry room is fully equipped with washer, dryer and ironing facilities

Kitchen Highlights

- Gourmet Kitchen with granite counter tops features a 26 cf side-by-side fridge equipped with water and ice; ultra-quiet dishwasher; self-cleaning oven with smooth top range and a built-in microwave. The Kitchen also features a coffee maker, kettle, toaster, blender and garbage disposal

This Orlando condo also offers a free local calls telephone system to guests and is also fitted with a combination lock for your extra convenience and safety

2 Umbrella Strollers; 1 Child Dining Chair Booster Seat available for use

Luxurious towels, hair dryers provided as well as beach towels for your added convenience

Special Features

- 10 ft ceilings

- Top floor, corner unit, south facing (no neighbors above)

- Stunning views of lake and fireworks (seasonal) at SeaWorld

- Largest floor plan at Vista Cay with professionally decorated interior; immaculately maintained

- Air conditioning/ceiling fans

- Wireless, high speed, secured internet

- High quality linens and towels

- Ideal for business or leisure travelers

- Perfectly placed besides the gated 10,000 sq ft. clubhouse and pool. The popular club house at Vista Cay offers: terraced resort pool; spa pool and hot tub; kiddie pool; fitness room; flexible meeting rooms; concierge services; sports court; internet library; games room and theater

- Oversized patio with loveseat, coffee table, 1 chair and another set of 1 table and 2 matching chairs

-'Harbor Square' which will be located at the entrance to Vista Cay will have an exciting combination of retail shopping, dining, social gathering places and cinemas. Publix supermarket already open for business

- Prime Location - minutes to Orlando International Airport, Disney World, Seaworld, Downtown Disney, Universal Studios, Gatorland, designer outlet malls, International Drive, Wonderworks, world renowned restaurants and walking distance to Publix supermarket, Orange County Convention Center and Golf at Shingle Creek Resort. 60 minutes away from Cocoa Beach and Kennedy Space Center

This is to confirm that the photos of our condo are true pictures that depict our condo and the contents therein and are not that of a model home. All pictures of the inside of our condo and the patio by Erika Lauren Photography.

Please note that trucks, commercial vehicles, campers, mobile homes, recreational vehicles, motor homes, house trailers, trailers of every other description, boats, jet skis (or other similar watercraft) boat and other watercraft trailers, horse trailers or vans shall not be permitted to be parked or to be stored at any place on the property, or on the Vista Cay resort.

Also, please be advised that the home that you are renting is located within a condominium which contains certain amenities and common areas (including but not limited to the swimming pool, gym, elevators, sauna, alarm system, etc…) which may from time to time not be fully functional or operational or may be under repair as managed by the building administration such that the use of these areas and/or amenities may be unavailable or limited during your stay in the condo. In this context, while we recognize and regret any resulting inconvenience to our guests, the owner of the home will not be responsible for any such events of outage or unavailability and shall have no responsibility or obligation to grant any discount or refund of any of the rental fee as a result of any such circumstances.


HURRICANE OR STORM POLICY – No refunds will be given unless:

• The state or local authorities order mandatory evacuations in a 'Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning area' and/or

• A 'mandatory evacuation order has been given for the Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning' area of residence of a vacationing guest.

• The day that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order in a 'Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning,' area, we will refund:

o Any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered;

o Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning is lifted; and

o Any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the 'Hurricane Warning' period.

Keywords: Lake View Condo, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Vista Cay, Next to clubhouse/pool, Disney, Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida, Shingle Creek Golf, Orange County Convention Center

More Details

Property Manager
Alvina Fernandes
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Alvina Fernandes

We're a family of 6 with 4 young children so it's anyone's guess why we chose Orlando as our second home. We reside in southern Ontario and try as much as possible to travel to our condo whenever the children are on school holidays. Our penthouse is also our vacation home and we take great pride in sharing it with our guests.

Alvina Fernandes purchased this condo in 2009

Why Alvina Fernandes chose Disney / Orlando

We always knew that Florida would be a place to have our second home, especially considering that we reside in the cold north. This is a place we want to travel to during our winter months when we finally retire and as well a place where our children and theirs could enjoy their vacations at. Besides that, we are only a couple of hours away by air from Buffalo so this was another plus in choosing Orlando. We chose Vista Cay in Orlando because it's central to everything we would ever need. We're an hour from the beaches and being centrally located, we can travel to any destination we want to in Orlando.

What makes this condo unique

Vista Cay is an upscale resort. Their standards are very high and their grounds are always immaculate. We love the fact that it's also a gated community thus giving you a sense of security. I love the lake and the view from our condo. We always wanted a view of the water at our second home and the lake is a welcome sight. At night, we can also view the fireworks from SeaWorld on our balcony. Our children enjoy the heated pool when we return from a long day out at the parks or they can watch a movie in the theatre room or play at any of the games table. There is so much to do at the resort that you don't even need to step out of the site at all.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed at this condo for 5 nights in July and everything about our stay was impeccable. The condo is beautifully decorated, spacious, and very clean. It felt like home. We had everything we needed for our stay. Kitchen supplies, linens, even beach towels and toys for our little one. The owner was very pleasant to work with and everything from start to finish was seamless. We look forward to staying here whenever we are in Orlando. Thank you so much for a great stay.
Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Shingle Creek Resort
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Amtrak Station, Kissimmee
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 4 + Hwy 528 (Beachline Expressway)
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: recommended

Prime Location - minutes to Orlando International Airport, Disney World, Seaworld, Downtown Disney, Universal Studios, Gatorland, designer outlet malls, International Drive, Wonderworks, world renowned restaurants and walking distance to Publix supermarket, Orange County Convention Center and Golf at Shingle Creek Resort.

60 minutes away from Cocoa Beach and Kennedy Space Center.


Orlando Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2097 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please see: Terms & Conditions for deposit/cancellations under:
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Local Calls
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) Pillow top mattresses with mattress and pillow covers; top quality 500 TC sheets, Double Beds (2) Pillow top mattresses with mattress and pillow covers; top quality sheets, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1 Queen Plush Sofa Bed; top quality sheets
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our condo is fitted with a combination lock for your extra convenience and safety. 2 Umbrella Strollers; 1 Child Dining Chair Booster Seat available for use. Hairdryers in all bathrooms.


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African theme-Lake view/spacious/near pool/Disney/Univ/Golf/SeaWorld-Vista Cay
average rating of 4.9344263 based on 154 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to be on vacation because it felt like being at home back in Canada. It was very comforting and a great place to relax when going on vacation. Usually when i travel or go on vacations we are always rushing and running around but we never wanted to leave Florida! It is a definetly dream place to stay at since the view is incredible right over Disney World watching the fireworks every night with your family is a very good time to spend together. The condo was very spacious, clean and comfortable. The facilities were very useful and worth using. The 6 days that we were there was a very relaxing stay. It was a very memorable trip that i will never forget. If i had to go on vacation and stay here again i definitely would go back to the same place.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you had a memorable trip and hope to have you as our guest again. Thank you for your review.
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Absolutely the best

  • 5 of 5

Alvina's place looks even better in person. The space is big yet staying there we felt very cozy. It's the perfect place to stay. Everything in the apartment is spotless, new and high quality. We stayed here during Hurricane Irma and never lost power. It is located in a beautiful area with amentites galore. Shops, restaurants and theme parks are within walking distance or a very short drive. The host is extremely kind. She really saved us during this bad hurricane. We are very grateful to have been able to stay in this beautiful place during a last minute trip to escape the hurricane. We hope to return some day. Thank you again Alvina. God bless.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely 5 star.

Words cannot express how my family and I loved staying here for our 2 weeks holiday from London. EVERYTHING was catered for. The management staff was also kind enough to organise the paper view for the McGregor v May weather fight.

All the parks are within a 15 minute drive and the swimming pool spacious and family friendly. I would however mention that the only negative comment about the pool area is to make sure you check the prices of the drinks as they are not advertised and we paid different amounts for the same drinks at different times. This has NO relivence on the property though.

Thank you for a wonderful home to stay in....The Thornton Family 😊

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great is only a simple few things away!

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is clean, large, comfortable. It is very near major attractions and dead easy to visit them. The complex is generally quiet and the facilities (pool, etc.) are great conveniences to have at hand. All in all, the apartment is a good solution in the area. It just felt like being at Grandma's house at the holidays when she covered the furniture with plastic and told you to keep your feet off the furniture! I honestly struggled with 3 or 4 stars and gave the benefit of the doubt..

The reasons for only four stars are perhaps small, but irritating enough to call out:

The ability to view the fireworks at Sea World (which is identified as a highlight of the property) is minimal, at best. You can certainly see a few high flying fireworks from quite far away, but don't expect to see a spectacular show.

The property is billed as a 'self-catered' property and no real problem with that; however, the absence of simple basics like Kleenex, coffee filters, and dish washing detergent is extremely frustrating. We were there for five days and had to purchase weeks/months worth of these items. I presume others have done so, as well - wouldn't it be nice if some of the excess were left for future patrons, particularly given the strictness of the cleaning and exit policy presented? It would be completely transparent to charge an additional $5/night and provide those items...

Finally, the presence of multiple threatening (we will charge you if...) signs around the apartment is quite offensive. In particular, the sign that requires that you keep the thermostat at 74 or greater or you will be charged for any service fees if an HVAC person is called is, frankly, unfair. This and other restrictions, admonishments, and threats throughout the apartment should be highlighted earlier - honestly, we would have chosen to stay elsewhere had we been presented these prior.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Chris Thank you for helping me improve my vacation rental for others and I especially like your suggestions which I will address below. I'm glad you liked the comfort, cleanliness and space of the home as well as it being an ideal location with great amenities. Based on your valuable feedback, I am going to make some amendments to our home as follows: 1. aim to complete compiling of our house practices in a binder (this was part of our ongoing plan, actually) as opposed to having them all distributed around the home as well as advise our guests of the same so that they are aware beforehand 2. offer our future guests the option of purchasing additional items should they need, e.g. larger quantities of detergent; coffee filters and other basics should they require If there's anything else you can think of that I need to amend, I would be happy to consider those as well. I value your business and would be more than happy to help ensure that your next stay is more pleasant. Sincerely, Alvina
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Absolutely enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed our stay here. Everything was as seen in the picture. Communication with Alvina before and during our stay was excellent. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beyond my expectations!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved everything about the condo! We did not want to return home.

We are looking forward to our next vacation to Florida.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
PM Booking Fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

1. A non-refundable $250 deposit is required through my property manager, Cosy Casas LLC to secure your dates (this amount will be deducted from your total rent). An email from my manager, with the deposit link, will be forwarded to you once you confirm your booking through VRBO. Please note this deposit is not paid through VRBO.
2. A mandatory damage insurance coverage is also required by Cosy Casas LLC and not through VRBO. There are 1 of 2 options you can choose from (amounts subject to change by manager):
(i). As a Security Deposit, you would need to have a major credit card charged for the amount of $275 up to 30 days prior to arrival or (ii) Alternatively, you may purchase a Security Deposit Protection Plan, underwritten by General U.S. Branch. The Security Deposit Protection Fee ($49) will cover up to $3,000 for accidental or inadvertent damages. Please be advised that intentional damage or gross negligence is not covered and will result in additional costs. Please advise the management company which option you have selected when completing the Registration Form.

Should you wish to cancel your reservation after you have made the $250 deposit via (Cosy Casas LLC) and service fee via (VRBO's), please note that neither the $250 deposit nor the service fee from VRBO is refundable at any time. Kindly read further on the deposit and cancellations by visiting

If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to contact the owner.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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